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1. A man's long double-breasted topcoat with full skirt.
2. A woman's full-length unlined coat or dress open down the front to show a dress or underdress.

[French, alteration of English riding coat.]
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1. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's coat with a close-fitting top and a full skirt
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a man's or woman's full-skirted outer coat of the 18th and 19th centuries
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's light dress or coat of the 18th century, with an open-fronted skirt, revealing a decorative underskirt
[C19: from French, from English riding coat]
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(ˈrɛd ɪŋˌgoʊt)

1. a dress or lightweight coat, usu. belted, open along the entire front to reveal a dress or petticoat worn under it.
2. a coatdress with a contrasting gore in front.
3. a long, double-breasted overcoat worn by men in the 18th century.
[1825–35; < French < E riding coat]
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But our absolute favourite was the red, fitted redingotes with hand-embroidered frogging, a nod to the iconic Dior Bar Jacket and structured sleeves.
Pleated skirts in muted, metallic rainbow colors and redingotes laced with hand-embroidered gold frogging were paired with pedestrian-friendly, fantastically glittery flats, and chunky-heeled boots -- with neither stiletto nor peep-toe in sight.
Equally notable were the crossed, draped ballerina dresses with lace sleeves-perfectly cut English wool redingotes paired with power-hued lace blouses.
This exemplary work of Caillebotte's early career depicts three male figures, two in top hats and redingotes and one in a worker's blue jacket, from the point-of-view of another pedestrian on the great iron bridge over the train yard of the Gare Saint-Lazare.
Bedin's eight redingotes were worked in lavish lace and gold filigree threadwork, mounted on padding over crinoline hoops, some with skirts whooshed up like Elizabethan ruffs.
The golden age of the button was in 18th century France, when they adorned redingotes and waistcoats.
Jules Valles expressed the dilemma of his position through a dress metaphor: "Je resterai debout au milieu des redingotes comme un defenseur de la blouse."
La composante descriptive s'impose dans la profusion des objets (armoires, instruments musicaux, tables, matelas) representes de maniere detaillee, tout comme les vetements des maitres et des esclaves : d'un cote, les personnages portent des redingotes et des hauts-de-forme et de l'autre, ils sont vetus d'une chemise et d'un pantalon et ont les pieds nus.
Le manque de ce symbole de l'autorite, de ce garant de l'ordre, hante Felicite et suscite chez elle une apprehension, "une sorte de tremblement que lui causaient'le genre de la maison' et le souvenir de 'Monsieur'" (24), aussi bien qu'un respect idolatre, qu'elle pousse "si loin qu'elle conservait une des redingotes de Monsieur" (53) dans sa chambre.
Sa cravate blanche et sa calvitie, le jabot de sa chemise, son ample redingote brune, sa facon de priser en arrondissant le bras, tout son individu lui produisait ce trouble ou nous jette le spectacle des hommes extraordinaires" (25-26).